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Wine Workshop Wednesdays

Hi-Time Wine Cellars Wine Workshops
Wine Workshop Wednesdays Schedule!

Two Wednesdays a month, members of our wine staff will lead informal wine classes featuring 6 wines from different parts of the worlds. As they will be more of a classroom format then informal tasting, try to be here on time so you don't miss out!

Part IV of our Six Part Educational Series on Italy: Alto Adige and Friuli! June, 10th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. $20 Reservations Required!

From the mind of Dan Williams! June 24th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. -  Our California Wine Buyer Dan Williams will show via tasting and discussion the contrasting styles of two different Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Cabernets! He’ll go over what we mean by the terms “classic”, “bright”, “rich”, “hedonistic”, and “structured”. This will be a very informative class, but don’t worry, Dan likes to keep things fun! $20

Six Part Educational Series on Italy’s most important Regions
Instructed by Certified Sommelier, Diego Meraviglia

Italy is one of the most intimidating countries for wine. It is vast, regionally specific….and quite frankly hard to even pronounce sometimes!

Well, Dalla Terra (Italian Winery Direct Importer) and Hi Time Wine Cellars has teamed up to provide you an opportunity to wrap your minds and palates around Italian wines and the place from which they come. We are bringing you Diego Meraviglia, from North American Sommelier Association, to break down Italy’s most important wine regions in a six-course series. Taking you on a journey through Italy…starting from its historical importance and outside influences, appellation breakdowns, native varietals, and foods specific to the regions and wines.

Whether you are new to wine or extremely well versed, Diego’s passion, educational technique and experience gives you a whole new perspective on one of the most beloved wine countries. You will leave this course excited and inspired to learn and taste more! The dates and specific Regions below:

Reservations are required!
Please call 800-331-3005 and ask for Todd or Patty

Courses are from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. $20 per course
February 25th - Toscana
April 8th - Piemonte -
May 13th - Veneto -
June 10th - Alto Adige and Friuli
August 26th - Abruzzo, Le Marche and Emiglia Romagna
September 9th - Sicily and Puglia

A little bit about Diego…

Vice President & Director Of Education of North American Sommelier Association

Diego Meraviglia was born and raised in Northern Piemonte, on the border with Switzerland and Lombardia, specifically on the shores of Lake Maggiore. He has lived and travelled across a great portion of the world including Dubai.

  • He is one of the founders of the North American Sommelier Association

  • Gold-Pin Professional Sommelier (AIS/WSA)

  • Master Taster (AIS/WSA)

  • Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) - Society Of Wine Educators

  • Certified Veuve Clicquot specialist

  • Certified Sommelier - Court of Master Sommeliers

  • Enology & Viticulture Diploma - Silvarte (Italy)